MP3 of the Week
I flew out to Phoenix last night and listened to Bob Dylan all the way.
I spent a couple hours listening to No Direction Home, the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary, and bootleg number seven in the ongoing bootleg series. There is a song early in that record called Dink’s Song.
I’d never heard this song before getting No Direction Home. It’s not on any of Bob’s many albums. But its a fantastic song.
So I did a little research on the song this morning. It was recorded by Bob in a Minnesota Hotel in December 1961 and has been on a bootleg called Minnesota Hotel Tape. And Bob and Joan Baez performed this song live as a duet on the Rolling Thunder tour in the mid 70s. And Jeff Buckley performed it live a bunch. Well I missed all of those moments, but now I have mine.
Dink’s Song is my MP3 of the week. I hope you like it.